Not just in this latest tragedy - panic, time and time again, triumphs easily over reason.
It is this sad truth that explains the persistence of the state itself. Emotion, fear, and unthinking are the leading sources of the state’s success. And indeed it is because of the state’s reliance on these human shortcomings that it strives to monger fear, provoke emotional responses, and keep the populace unaccustomed to reasoning.
Those in power can only remain in power if the people they presume to rule continue to turn to them for the answers to all their ills - which is why those in power seek to frame the issues of the day as unsolvable without their interventions.
It’s a self-fulfilling cycle.
Respite from this tyranny of the unthinking will not come until the masses let go of their blissful ignorance and acknowledge the falsity of their comfortable premises: those in power do not (and can not) have all the answers, those in power often place their own interests above the best interests of others, positions of power attract those most willing to abuse them, power structures that usurp individual autonomy are inherently unaccountable, corruption would be marginalized without an institutionalized monopoly on force, the future is uncertain, scarcity cannot be eliminated, democracy is illegitimate, and liberty is a pre-requisite to prosperity.
Take the red pill.